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5 bedroom country house for sale

Chapel Hill, Porkellis, HELSTON, Cornwall

Sold STC £500,000

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*Handsome individual detached foundry
*Grade II listed packed with character
*Accommodation over four floors
*Four/five bedrooms plus two/three reception rooms
*Integral workshop/ garage
*Private, level, well stocked landscaped gardens
*Secluded walled courtyard from kitchen/diner
*Off-road parking
*Small additional garden
The Wheelwrights is located at the centre of Porkellis (Porth-Kellys) village and is surrounded by a collection of similar character properties mainly granite and stone elevations, the village pub is on the same crossroads along with the former Post Office etc. This is the heart of the village and is served by a regular bus service. The village has a highly regarded primary school at Halwyn approximately 2.5/3 miles away with Redruth mainline railway station approximately 9 miles and provides central access to Falmouth, Helston and Redruth towns alike.

The ancient market town of Helston is located nearby and has a good range of day to day shopping facilities, has independent range of shops on the main street and a range of out of town chain multiples for more comprehensive needs. This town is buoyant with local community, celebrating the annual 'Flora Day' celebration in May and of course the closest town serving the RNAS Culdrose base.

Falmouth town is famous for its creative buzz with many art galleries displaying contemporary works and venues showcasing independent films and live bands. The many reasons to visit the town centre include, the fascinating maritime heritage; the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the Helford and Fal Rivers – perfect for walking and family days out; watersports; boat trips operating from the pier and quay; and plenty of family friendly attractions. Falmouth is surrounded by several fantastic family friendly beaches and is known for its year round events calendar.

The city of Truro is the retail and commercial centre of Cornwall, with the famous Cathedral lying at its heart. The city offers a unique mix of independent shops and multiples as well as an excellent collection of art galleries, bars, restaurants, night clubs, cinema, The Hall for Cornwall Theatre and the Royal Cornwall Museum.
Occupying a substantial plot right at the heart of this small working village, The Wheelwrights is an amazing conversion of a former foundry believed to have been initially constructed in the 1840's.

Purchased and converted in the late 90's from an industrial building into a fascinating home by our current vendors who are architectural designers by profession and have been involved in many local heritage restoration projects, including the Helston Museum for the local authority.

The Wheelwrights conversion was to their individual design, for their own much loved family home.

As you can imagine, many features are installed to a higher specification than normally anticipated including!

*Sliding sash windows with shutters throughout
*Beam and block ground/First floor construction
*Open fireplaces (granite) with multifuel burner
*Gallery overlooking sitting room
*Two reclaimed arched internal windows
*Reclaimed chapel screen with leaded lights and doors
*Original and reclaimed exposed floorboards
*Wrought iron wall lights, chandeliers and balustrading designed by local craftsman
*Doors to first and second floors all reclaimed timber panels, ledged with latches

Within the basement level is the bespoke built-in kitchen which has panelled doors and a Heritage Cornish range (oil fired central heating and hot water). A dining area with a curved reclamation chapel bench, completely private stone walled kitchen/garden/courtyard catching the late morning and afternoon sun.

The property is unique in that it offers access from three levels and from the roadside double/stable doors lead to the garage/workshop. Beautifully landscaped and extensively stock private gardens, lawns, storage and gated access from the front or onto the village side, timber workshop/store and a wonderfully sheltered sunken patio and great barbecue area.

Plenty of off-road parking is available from the gravelled front and side drive but there is a bonus of a small additional plot which is bounded by the remnants of granite stone walling, believed to have been the village blacksmith at some point. This could of course, subject to the necessary planning permissions provide another parking area or simply retained as is.

Property ref: 121_1775_4636074

A substantial solid wooden door with iron rivets, opens to the hall, exposed metal lintel and exposed beams with a window to the front. Wrought iron ballustrading with child/safety gate. A free standing uplighter made from original mining engineering valve, exposed granite walling and granite lintel surround fireplace with an inset feature only fireplace. Terracotta tile flooring with a slight step raised to a cloaks area and door to:

16' 2" x 9' 9" (4.93m x 2.97m) With double doors to the front elevation. Radiator. Strip light and power points. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Ceiling mounted clothes airer.

22' 9" x 12' 11" (6.93m x 3.94m) (wall to wall measurements) With two sash windows facing west and external wrought iron safety rail (attached to all high level external windows) Exposed beamed ceiling.

With storage cupboard:

With extractor fan. Ceramic sink unit with brass taps and splashplate. Built-in cupboard and low level wc. Radiator.

9' 5" x 5' 7" (2.87m x 1.70m) Beamed ceiling. Exposed granite walls. Window to the front elevation. Built-in high level wooden cupboard containing consumer unit and incoming telephone line.. Radiator. Granite surround fireplace with an inset potbellied stove and slate hearth.

Returning to Lounge, staircase rising to:

Panelled ceiling. A stable door opening to the main garden. A staircase rising to the next level with understairs storage cupboard with cut-panelled door. Door to:

4' 8" x 2' 7" (1.42m x 0.79m) With a glazed door, tiled surround and a Triton wall mounted shower. Door to:

Panelled ceiling. Bath with an original telephone style brass mixer taps with wall mounted Creda wall heater. Low level wc. Down lighting. Pedestal wash hand basin with brass fitments. Tiled splashbacks. Wall mounted shavers light and point. Radiator and ceramic tiled floor.

From hallway door to:


14' x 13' 3" (4.27m x 4.04m) A beautiful main bedroom but could be utilised as a second reception room with sash windows and shutters to west elevation. Beamed ceilings. Wall lights. Feature arched integral window overlooking gallery and garden beyond, with shutters for privacy. Radiator. Exposed floorboards. Airing cupboard with immersion heater to a built-in wardrobe/cupboard. Door to:

Panelled ceiling. Downlighting. Shaver light and point. Window to west elevation. Tiled sills. Exposed walling. Wash hand basin with brass fitment and shelf. Tiled splashbacks. Low level wc. Tiled shower cubicle and glazed screen. Wall mounted Triton shower. Tiled flooring and wall heater. Radiator.

14' 6" x 9' 5" (4.42m x 2.87m) Latched and brace door. Sliding sash window and sill. Exposed beamed ceilings. Radiator. Exposed walls with high level recess alcove and wall lights. Door back to the landing area.

11' 1" x 8' 2" (3.38m x 2.49m) Exposed beam. Sliding sash and shuttered windows to the front elevation. Radiator. Exposed stone walling. Floorboarding.

From landing, staircase rising to mini landing and:

13' 9" x 10' 11" (4.19m x 3.33m) With canopy ceiling. Dual velux windows. Radiator. Eaves storage. Coir matt flooring.

13' 9" x 8' 6" (4.19m x 2.59m) Two velux windows. Coir matt flooring. Eaves storage, Canopy ceiling.

From main entrance hall, solid steps descending to:

Glazed fire door into Kitchen/Diner from integral steps.
18' 2" x 14' 4" (5.54m x 4.37m) overall wall measurements. In keeping with the industrial theme are painted exposed beams. Exposed copper piping. Ceramic floor tiling and a bespoke hand-fitted kitchen area comprising base cupboards with cutout details. Wooden edge tiled work surfaces. A Heritage Cornish range providing excellent cooking facilities, central heating and hot water. Deep eyelevel sill/shelf. Exposed stone walling.

Door and screened windows opening into a gorgeous side courtyard area which is enclosed for complete privacy with stone wall and fencing and yet receives the sun, late morning through into the afternoon. There are midway level terraced areas for plant pots etc. A lovely space for breakfast/dining.

The mediterranean-style gardens lie predominantly to the east of the house and have been carefully planted with a wide variety of flowering shrubs, plants and trees. From the first floor landing/hall a half glazed wooden stable door opens giving access out to the generous rear lawned gardens. Two large areas of shaped lawns loosely divided with iron screens and garden fencing which provides shelter and supports a wide range of climbing plants and roses. The initial lawn area is surrounded by rockery style beds filled with an abundance of flowering shrubs, plants and herbs including a variety of ferns, lavender and roses and interspersed with a variety of established trees including palm, beech and oak. A hidden timber arch leads through to a small secret sheltered and shady sitting area. There is a timber garden shed concealed oil storage tank and lean to log store. A delightful summer house is included in the sale enjoying lovely views across the gardens and also ...

Large Garden Timber Shed/Workshop 
12' x 8' (3.66m x 2.44m) x 7' (2.13m ) high

A single door from the kitchen provides access out to a gorgeous walled courtyard laid with gravel and interspersed with random paving stones enclosed with Cornish hedging and timber fencing providing complete privacy. The Cornish hedge provides support for an array of wild plants, ferns and grasses and also a ledge on which to display potted plants. This garden enjoys a south westerly aspect and is extremely sheltered providing the right environment to grow tropical plants!

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Nearest station

  • Camborne (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Lewis Haughton Wills , Falmouth

61 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3DS

01326 455021 Local call rate

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